Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Creator of From Frank

Kate graduated with a BA in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University in Indiana. After graduation, she grew her experience in marketing and branding through art direction contributions at several advertising agencies. After hours, she spent four years researching and building a From Frank business plan including understanding market, trends, competition, and how to best launch a product line in the stationery marketplace. From Frank™ hit the shelves in 2011 as "cards to make humans smile".

Kate's French bulldog, Frank, is the star of the brand and creator of all the From Frank products. Frank is a little dog with a big heart, and his main goal in life is to make humans smile. And since he is not allowed to venture more than a block from his house, he makes them greeting cards and gift products. While this results in some rough edges and masking tape, it also produces a line of consumer products that connect with people in a way that only a dog can. Frank knows how to live life – he appreciates the little things and quickly forgets the bad ones. He (and Kate) articulate these values in their products to help humans take life a little less seriously and ultimately make them smile.

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